Mescal in the Cemetery | Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

January 16, 2015 10:49 PM

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So I'm walking around this cemetery at one A.M. I'm drinking mescal and I'm deep into Mexico. Normally this set of facts portends trouble to come.

Not this night. I am in Oaxaca, Mexico, surrounded by hundreds of Mexican families in a grizzled but highly decorated place of eternal rest. It is "The Day of the Dead" or "El Dia de los Muertos," a time to celebrate past lives.

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